kanuka knelt beside him tying the last knot in the rope that bound his ankles together.
A low colloquy ensued, and then kanuka turned to his employer.
At this interesting point kanuka entered from a rear door, stamping off the snow, and took his place on the bench beside Fred.
"She has mixed it with snow," interpreted kanuka, as she urged it upon him.
kanuka turned to his men and talked to them rapidly and in low tones.
kanuka muttered something Larkin could not understand, and pointed to a low line of clouds in the west.
"I don't doubt your word, kanuka," observed Fred in the same calm, even tones.
Ten minutes later kanuka halted before the door of a rude hut, which communicated with two or three small wings or out-houses.
kanuka stood erect, motioned back his men, and gnawed his moustache, frowning irresolutely.